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Apr 09, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Two men fined for deliberately coughing on people

A local court in Szombathely has imposed fines on two men who deliberately coughed on people outside a pharmacy and threatened them with the coronavirus.

 

A local court in Szombathely has imposed fines on two men who deliberately coughed on people outside a pharmacy and threatened them with the coronavirus.

The men, a Hungarian and a Ukrainian citizen, coughed in the faces of people waiting outside the pharmacy and shouted obscenities and threats at them on March 18.

According to MTI, the court fined them HUF 200,000 (EUR 550) each for demonstrating extremely anti-social behavior which caused shock and generated fear.

The court deemed it as an aggravating circumstance as the state of emergency connected to the epidemic was already in force at the time.

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